Steelers QB Pickett to start in Buffalo

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PITTSBURGH (AP) Mike Tomlin never had a definitive timeline on when to hand the keys to the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense to Kenny Pickett.

If anything, Tomlin wanted to delay a move that seemed inevitable from the moment the Steelers drafted Pickett with the 20th overall pick six months ago. Asked as recently as a week ago how he would know it's time, Tomlin shrugged and said simply "you just kind of know when you're there."

The Steelers, off to a 1-3 start heading into the most daunting stretch of their season, are there.

Judge stays at 61 HRs with 2 games left

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Aaron Judge slammed his helmet in a rare show of frustration. The New York Yankees slugger is running out of time to hit his 62nd homer.

Judge's homerless streak extended to five games since matching Roger Maris' 61 for the American League record, with No. 99 not coming close to clearing the wall in the Yankees' 99th win of the season. (MORE)

Colts RB Taylor to be game-time decision

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor intends to use Thursday night's pregame warmups as a test to see if he can play against Denver despite an ankle injury.

The news was worse for three-time All Pro linebacker Shaquille Leonard. In addition to the concussion keeping him out this week, Leonard may miss even more time with a fractured nose. (MORE)

Mets top Nats, keep NL East hopes alive

NEW YORK (AP) Brandon Nimmo homered and drove in three runs as the New York Mets kept their NL East hopes going for the moment, beating the Washington Nationals 4-2 Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Atlanta Braves began the day with a magic number of one for winning the division after sweeping a three-game series from the Mets over the weekend. (MORE)

Broncos sign RB Murray with Williams out

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos signed veteran running back Latavius Murray off the New Orleans Saints' practice squad as they began preparing for life without dynamic running back Javonte Williams.

The Broncs played Williams on season-ending IR with a torn ACL. They also put outside linebacker Randy Gregory on IR. He needs arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss at least a month, if not longer. (MORE)

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